We discovered Peter
and Marisa while looking for private lessons for our opening Waltz at
It was such a great adventure!
In addition of being 2 amazing people, our teachers were patient, creative, and find for us the best choreography for our special moment. We are waiting for the video of our dance, but everyone around loved the moment, and we had a blast too!!
February 1st, 2014
Ryan and Allison Sullivan, Yelp 5 Stars
Peter and Marisa are both wonderfully energetic teachers. We spent over a year taking a couples dance lesson for our wedding and every time we attended dance we were greeted with smiles and a positive energy. While we likely weren't the best pupils as far as remembering our steps or practicing, they patiently taught us a presentable wedding dance which went over very well on our wedding day.
Marisa was very patient with us and was a great teacher. She also spent one lesson by inviting our parents to attend and going over dance basics. She was so sweet with my mom and dad! They do a very good job of building rapport with their students and making them feel at ease.
We would strongly suggest BBDC to any of our friends.
Dance Center is wonderful!
I got my parent several Gift Certificates through their online dance lesson shop. They helped my father-in-law learn a memorable father-daughter-dance to do with my sister-in-law at her wedding, and helped choreograph her first dance with her husband.
Both dances were tailored perfectly to their personalities.
Peter has tons of patience for beginners which is great!
My husband and I have been to the studio as well. We particularly loved when Peter and Marisa brought in a guest World Class Instructor from So You Think You Can Dance, Jean Marc Genereux, to teach samba. It was fantastic. The studio space is very pretty as well.
Would recommend Boston Ballroom!
Lauren & Brian Shaunbrun
I started taking group classes at Boston Ballroom Dance Center in the fall of 2008 and haven't stopped since; I love it! I originally wanted to just learn the Salsa, but once I took one class with Marisa and Peter I was hooked and wanted to learn more. After a few months of taking group classes I started taking private lessons to polish up the moves we learned in class. I enjoyed the private/group lessons so much I decided to enter a ballroom dance competition with the guidance of Marisa and Peter. I competed in my first competition within a year of me starting to dance at Boston Ballroom Dance Center and took first place in all dances. If it weren't for Marisa and Peter's great teaching abilities I never would have done this.
When I got engaged in 2010 there was no doubt in my mind that I needed to have a wedding dance prepared by Marisa and Peter. Although my husband and I picked a difficult song to dance to, they created a dance that we could follow and will never forget. We took 10 private lessons to make our dance memorable and had both Marisa and Peter teach us at some point.
Marisa and Peter are proffesional, fun, and really want all of their students to enjoy dance the way they do. This is very obvious in their teaching style! They take the time to get to know their students and give them the best experience possible.
Bob & Donna 5/3/2012
We have been participating in
private dance lessons with the owners of Boston Ballroom Dance Center
for seven years and truly love their professionalism and the quality
of their instruction. Marisa and Peter are world class instructors.
Their ability to break down the steps and the dancing process for each
student is exceptional. They bring joy and fun to every step. Believe
me, they can certainly teach old dogs new tricks. Bob & Donna
I had been looking
for a dance studio for our wedding for months. I chose Boston Ballroom
Dance because of their expertise, location, professionalism and
flexibility. We LOVE that they do private lessons on the weekends, which
fits with our busy schedules. The studio is bright and spacious with
plenty of parking in back. They actually have two rooms for dance - one
larger and one smaller. We sometimes practice in the smaller studio
before our lesson begins.
Our instructor, Marisa, is wonderful! When setting up our first appointment, Marisa spent a good 15 minutes on the phone with me answering all my questions. Her and Peter are the owners of the studio and you can tell they really love what they do. Every time we walk in, we are welcomed by them with smiling faces.
My fiance never had dance lessons before, and I tend to lead (which I shouldn't), so Marisa had quite the challenge with us! We've had 6 lessons now and both of us feel very good about where we are in the dance for our wedding. Marisa has such a bubbly personality and is very encouraging and supportive when teaching. She was really helpful in choosing a song, as we weren't sure if we wanted to do a Rumba or a Waltz. Her direction is easy to understand and she makes it an enjoyable experience.
We haven't tried the group lessons yet, but hope to soon.
I highly recommend Boston Ballroom Dance Center!
My husband and I started taking
ballroom dancing lessons at Boston Ballroom before our son's wedding
about 2 years ago. We enjoyed it so much that we have continued going
each week since then. It is wonderful exercise and just plain fun! With
our new dancing talent, we now enjoy weddings and functions more fully
because we never sit down anymore! We dance all around the floor and
always look forward to the next dance!
When our daughter got married last year, Marisa and Peter helped us out by teaching us new dances and polishing up the old ones. My husband took many private lessons with our daughter and their special Father/Daughter dance was one we will never forget! Peter choreographed it just for them!
Now as we return to our weekly class, we see many couples practicing for their wedding and taking private lessons for their first dance. We reminisce and dance on!
We are very grateful to Marisa and Peter for inspiring us and keeping us young at heart!
Thank you So Much for all of your help with our wedding dance!
We had so much fun during our first dance, and as nervous as I was, I was able to enjoy the moment and had a great time with Nikki dancing in front of all of our family and friends.
We found an apartment out in Shrewsbury so we'll be moving August 1st. With any luck we'll be able to stop by sometime and say hi! Hope all is well
-Jon and Nikki
We had such a great time at your anniversary party.When I was looking for places to take dance lessons, I picked your studio at random. I figured Fred Astaire would be too serious and formal. I made the right choice! I am impressed by the variety among the students who take lessons with you.
Sophie is an additional treat.
Congratulations on your 5th Anniversary.
Judy and Jim
Our dance class has been taking
weekly lessons from Peter and Marisa for almost two years and we all
absolutely love it. The two of them are humorous and make the class very
fun and worthwhile.
They are very artistic and come up with fantastic group dance sequences for us to show at performances. Although we are a bunch of middle-aged couples who are all past our prime, they use the most simple language to make sure that we all completely understand the technique.
It is such a joy to watch the demonstrations made by the two of them; they dance so well together that every time we can feel the true power of dance.
May 4th, 2012
We started with BBDC a few months
ago to learn a dance for our upcoming wedding. My FH was very nervous
but both Peter and Marisa are great at breaking down steps, and making
us both feel at ease. Even though we are very busy with life and
planning a wedding we always enjoy going.
They really do invest in you as a student learning to dance. They strive to not just teach you choreography for one dance but many steps/style of dance for you to use in the years ahead. I have no doubt that this ease and confidence in dance will shine though on our wedding day....We hope to keep going/learning even after our wedding
May 3rd, 2012
We've been taking lessons for a
year and a half at Boston Ballroom Dance Center. We've taken group and
private lessons and just love doing both. We have been having so much
fun doing the lessons and practicing at home.
We've been married 41 years and over the years have taken lessons from different dance studios. Our time with Peter and Marissa has been the best. We are really making progress especially since starting private lessons weekly in January. It's something we both look forward to every week!
Whether you're young or old, dancing can be a great activity for a couple! We've also enjoyed the dance parties they have occasionally, with great food and music and often a dance demo by the experts!
We highly recommend BBDC as THE best place to learn how to dance and have lots of fun while learning!
My husband and I were looking for
a dance studio to prepare us for the first dance at our wedding.
I think it is fair to say that we "lucked out" with Marisa and Peter.
They are far from any time of cookie cutter studio. They are talented, wonderful to work with, and invested in the time they spend with you.
We had intended on taking one class, but we signed up for 5 more, and we hope to return after our wedding for additional dance classes/lessons for fun and exercise.
My husband and I highly recommend Boston Ballroom Dance Center!